by Adam Marcum
The Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” may have gone off the air a few years ago, but for some people in our community, the work never stops. These careers require individuals with a certain calling, or dedication, to the work.
The team at AAA Wastewater is made up of just such people. Family-owned since 1954, they work hard to maintain the same values the company was established on; honesty, reliability and community.
“We love helping our customers and we stand by our work. We have a great group of caring people who work for us,” says owner Tim DeHart. The company prides itself on its environmental stewardship, as around 99 percent of all the waste it collects is repurposed and turned into fertilizer for the 243 acre family farm.
The company has experienced a lot of growth in the six years DeHart has been at the helm. When his mother was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease in 2009, he returned home after living abroad for 10 years to help with the family business. With a work history including the Peace Corps and volunteer work in Paraguay and Peru, Tim understands the importance of working closely with communities and brought that priority home with him. “We believe in the Southwestern Ohio region and Middletown. Many of our customers and employees live in Middletown, and the Chamber is very helpful. It is a natural fit for us.”
In addition to being EPA certified, the company was the recipient of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Soin Award for Innovation.
AAA Wastewater utilizes a process called aerobic digestion to break down and separate sewage, portable waste and brown grease into useful derivatives such as nitrogen and phosphorous.
The company’s uncommon methods of disposal are admittedly low-tech, but their unique location and resources have allowed them to eliminate most solid waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill - something that very few competitors are doing today.
“We really try to be good stewards of the environment. Our goal is to have a solution for any problem,” said DeHart. Whether it’s septic or sewage problems at your home or business, commercial grease trap solutions, or you’re looking for nicer portable restroom facilities at a festival or job site, AAA Wastewater can help.
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